ABOUT

tao-4The orderly disposition of the universe is perfected by a principle pervading all.

I started this blog to share some thoughts swirling within the confines of my head. It is often the failing of non-writers to over complicate prose in an attempt to be perceived as writers. However, having stumbled across Poe’s characterization of the sky as the “pale blue vault of the firmament,” I realized rather early that my forays into writing are aspirational at best. Thus, I plan to express my thoughts as well as I can, albeit somewhat random and haphazard at times.  One guiding principle shall govern, that of Ockham’s razor, with one caveat – logical positivism will not exercise the same stranglehold on my expression as it does on conventional methodology.  That being said, I hope to stimulate mutually enriching dialogue and hope that we can re-write the egotistic, consumption driven narrative deliberately imposed upon us in this momentary respite suspended between two eternities.

“When a man does not realize his kinship with the world, he lives in a prison-house whose walls are alien to him. When he meets the eternal spirit in all objects, then is he emancipated, for then he discovers the fullest significance of the world into which he is born; then he finds himself in perfect truth, and his harmony with the all is established.” – Rabindranath Tagore

One love,

H3nry J3kyll

Image credit : http://iris-bleu.centerblog.net/rub-yin-yang-.html

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40 Responses to ABOUT

  1. K says:

    … Glitch in the matrix…

  2. skywanderer says:

    Hello Henry –
    What a pleasure to meet you on these pages, too, and to read your powerful introduction: it does reflect the application of Ockham’s razor and demonstrates a stunning wealth of philosophical knowledge underneath.

  3. ptero9 says:

    Hi Henry,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the follow. Love your blog and look forward to reading more here.
    Debra

  4. Tanya says:

    I love the ideas you express here as well as the way you express them. You have a beautiful writing style. And I love Edgar Allen Poe!

    By the way, I just looked up logical positivism (I confess that I didn’t know what it meant!), and I’m wondering what you think is not good about it. I’m not really sure how I feel about it yet, but I’d like to know what you think. Thanks!

    • Henry Jekyll says:

      Hi Tanya,

      Thank you for stopping by and I really do appreciate the compliments.

      As far as logical positivism (LP), lemme first say that it is not entirely without it’s merits. In short you could think of it as empiricism on steroids. Much of our modern society is in fact a testament to LP. As the saga of history has revealed however, anything taken as an absolute will eventually be falsified. The primary thrust of LP is that nothing is meaningful or valid unless it can be experimentally verified.

      I think as a philosophical construct it oversimplifies the human experience. It negates the non spatio-temporal aspects of our lives and the plastic, non-local nature of reality. Deja-vu, prophetic and symbolic dreams, out-of body and near death experiences, mothers innately knowing that a child has been seriously hurt or a twin knowing the moment of his sibling’s death, these are all considered rubbish in the view of the logical positivist. As far as religious or “awakening” experiences, visions, clairvoyance, telepathy, trances, mysticism or other brushes with the tangential domain, these would also be considered as not viable or meaningful.

      I think LP serves only to constrain one’s understanding of reality.To have a full sense of your humanity, one should embrace the entirety of the experience. Discounting someone’s experience due to a lack of experimental data is rather short-sighted. After all, the best minds in the scientific arena still cannot solve the hard problem of consciousness. LP is built on the idea that there is an objective reality but quantum mechanics has shattered this once unshakable truth.

      Well, I hope that kinda sheds some light on the subject and is a bit useful in allowing you to develop an opinion.

  5. Really beautiful discourse here. Open our minds and free our lives. *keeps reading* One Love.

  6. We sing a similar song Henry. Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I’m happy to have collided here in cyber space. From a girl who is trying to live fully awake. Love – Sheri

  7. tubularsock says:

    Thank you Henry for the following Tubularsock. I’m looking forward to reading your work and from my overview Tubularsock is going to be busy. Glad there’s 28 hours in a day!

    • Henry Jekyll says:

      Glad to follow. I has a brief look around and definitely liked what I saw. I recommend setting aside some of the 28 for some quality p/t. You know the “all work…dull boy bit.”

  8. I just wanted to compliment you on your blog. There’s always something fascinating to read and discover. Thank you very much for your interest in my blog, especially the post Apocalypse & Middle Class.

    • H3nry J3kyll says:

      Thank you! It means a lot to have you say that. Your post was rather interesting and reading was my pleasure. I too am thrilled to have discovered your blog and also enjoy the content you share.

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  10. WeaverGrace says:

    I nominated you for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award to recognize your faithfulness to my blog. Please visit my latest post to learn more about this award, and to leave a comment describing how you choose blogs to follow, and why you “Like” and leave comments on blogs.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  11. thatssojacob says:

    Howdy Henry! Just tuned in and became your newest follower. Come explore my world over at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com if you’d like to return the favor! Have a great day.

    • H3nry J3kyll says:

      Thank you for deciding to follow. It’s always a pleasure to connect with new folks navigating the highway of life and I would be honored to return the favor.

  12. marjma2014 says:

    Hi Henry. Thanks for following my blog. Really like yours, already a follower! Very amusing.

  13. Gator Woman says:

    Thank you so kindly for sharing my work with your readers. I very much appreciate it~

  14. litebeing says:

    Hey Henry,
    I found you by ” sheer accident.” While perusing my girl Amanda’s ( Dreamly) latest installment of Fairytale Friday, I noticed that she linked to a Grof video and of course, I clicked on over and ended up at your place. Then I noticed that my pals Monika ( symbolreader)and Debra
    (ptero) were frequent commenters and I knew there was no accident as they have excellent taste!

    So then I begin to scroll down and scan some of your older posts and come across a Mandala image I recently used on my own blog and thought, that’s it, gotta follow, so I did :)

    I am all about lifting the veil and looking around and I know there is plenty to explore here at HGD.

    peace,
    litebeing

    • H3nry J3kyll says:

      Hi Linda,

      I’ve removed the word coincidence from my vocab as I think it’s but a word for unrecognized law. So with that being said, I guess our paths crossing is no mere accident, especially with the synchronicities involved.
      :)
      I look forward to the exchange as I can tell you have much knowledge and wisdom to share.
      Keep well until we chat again.

  15. Hello there H3nry, Just a quick note to let you know how much I love and appreciate your site. The fluid balance of fun-loving humor, kindness and compassion, ego-smashin!, poetic waxin’, paradigm-shiftin’ content, obvious intelligence, philosophical revelations, genuine concern for the state of the world, music, videos, poetry, and (…did I mention the vibes!!…) makes for a truly awesome combo. Guess I just wanted to let you know that finding HGD and our subsequent exchanges really inspire me, both for my own shares here and life out in the offscreen world. Inspired just to be a better human being.
    ……Effective Alchemical Transmission Received….
    Thank you for it all!
    One Love, Brother
    :)

    • H3nry J3kyll says:

      How do I respond to that doll? You’ve made me blush on the inside. Thank you for those wonderfully kind remarks. I enjoy the exchange and benefit from it equally as much and would like you to know that connecting with you has also been a special experience. Alan Watts once said that I am only I because you are you and I think that sums it up nicely..

      This dance has only just begun. Kindred spirits my friend, kindred spirits :)

  16. Please start writing again. I miss your mind….or is it your Swag I miss?

    Either way, I love everything about you H3nry.

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